Emily Dickinson

10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts

When The Astronomer Stops Seeking

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When the Astronomer stops seeking
For his Pleiad's Face—
When the lone British Lady
Forsakes the Arctic Race

When to his Covenant Needle
The Sailor doubting turns—
It will be amply early
To ask what treason means.
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